Lammert, Texas turn away TCU in 2nd half 68-59

Lammert, Texas turn away TCU in 2nd half 68-59
February 19, 2013, 10:16 pm
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Texas guard Myck Kabongo (12) shoots against TCU forward Connell Crossland during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Connor Lammert scored 13 points including the go-ahead basket and a circus shot which thwarted a TCU comeback and Texas beat the Horned Frogs 68-59 for its first road win of the season Tuesday night.

Ioannis Papapetrou hit three 3-pointers early in the second half and led the Longhorns with 15. Myck Kabongo scored 12 in his third game back from a 23-game NCAA suspension.

Lammert's tip-in broke a 48-all tie to put Texas (12-14, 4-9 Big 12) ahead for good. The Longhorns, which came in 0-7 on the road, never trailed. TCU's last chance to tie came after Lammert's tip-in, but Nate Butler Lind missed free throws before Lammert scored again for a 52-48 lead.

Garlon Green had 15 to lead the Horned Frogs (10-16, 1-12), which lost their fourth straight since an upset of No. 9 Kansas.

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